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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 29, 2007 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Top 5 non jam band concerts

U2- 85'
Rush- 83'
R.Waters- 87'
B. Joel-90'
Big Mele- 94'

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Poster: Ssag Date: Jul 29, 2007 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

This is not an easy question.

The Beatles
Mr RL Burnside
The Band or anything Rick Danko related
Rolling Stones
The Who

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jul 29, 2007 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

Manassas, Dallas TX, early 70s
The Who, 1971, Dallas
Los Lobos, small club, Florida early 1990s
John Prine & Steve Goodman, Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX about 1971
Joe King Carrasco & the Crowns, The Hot Klub, Dallas, Tx, 1983

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jul 29, 2007 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

another 5 (or 6):

Willie Nelson (sort of premiering "red headed stranger" album) at Panther Hall in Ft. Worth, with Bob Weir and band as the opening act (around 1975)

Lee Michaels opening for Steppenwolf in Ft. Worth, 1968 or 69. My hearing has never been the same. Still see "Frosty" the drummer around austin and dallas.

The Sex Pistols, Longhorn Ballroom (Dallas Tx), must have been about 1976 or so). Punk rock meets a hardcore country & western ballroom.

Townes Van Zant, The Bottom Line, NYC, 1994 or 1995. Evidently a rare lucid night at the time, but just magic.

Doug Sahm, The Bottom Line, NYC, 1995 (He said, we were headed here in the 1960s, but got busted and couldn't come...we're going to play the show we would have played then....and he proceeded to play pure texas country psychodelics from his late 60s early 70s albums!!! In Doug's words, "it was a groove man, a real groove")

Bruce Springsteen, Gerties (small club in Dallas Tx on Lemmon Ave), essentially unknown in Texas and touring behind 2nd album (& the E street Band) in 1973 or early 74. A sunday night with 30 or 40 people in a nightclub that holds 250 or so, getting the show of their life!!! (with the band hanging out at the bar between sets (yes, sets just like a bar band). The guys had just come from Austin (The Armadillo World Headquarters).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2007 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

I saw Nelson in the 70s with Kristoferson and they were both great, but it was a huge venue which detracted abit....lot of rednecks.

Lee Michaels was amazing back then--agree on the volume issue.

Good choices.

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jul 29, 2007 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

Willie was sort of like seeing the Greatful Dead (I know, Blasphemy!) in terms of there being something different with each show. I probably saw Willie 100 times...small clubs, big arenas, the 1974, 75, and 76 "picnics", playing with others, etc. Fairly stable song list over the years, but each show had something different...a different vibe. To me, Willie is an American classic, on the same level with Louis Armstrong and Jerry Garcia. If you haven't, give a listen with an open mind to:

Phases & Stages
Red Headed Stranger
Somewhere over the Rainbow

At the time of those releases, these were VERY different.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 29, 2007 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

not blasphemy at all, but stone, cold truth. Willie is one of the greatest artists ever - and his playing is seriously underrated.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 29, 2007 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

I'm gonna tone in on the Willie bandwagon great performer. I just never got to see his 7-7-89 equivalent performance.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 29, 2007 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

to bring it full circle:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6444987

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 29, 2007 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

OK not sure why this is but I really feel like I'm getting old when Willie starts covering the Dead. I guess more than us riders missed him now hat He's Gone.

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jul 29, 2007 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

Actually, I would argue that "Shotgun Willie", "Phases & Stages" and "Red Headed Stranger" were the "American Beauty" and "Workingman's Dead" of Willie's catalog.

Bias noted: I'm a native Texan and drove around in 1976 with a bumper sticker on my MG Midget (another story entirely...) that said "Willie for President"

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 29, 2007 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

tom petty and the heartbreakers/9-9-89
violent femmes/6-29-05
pat travers band/1-29-87
any of the 10 iron maiden or bulletboys shows i saw
testament and white zombie/8-4-92

can i also add usc vs notre dame 10-21-95

This post was modified by nagdot on 2007-07-29 15:29:15

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 29, 2007 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

I'm on there with the Iron Maiden Shows for non jam bands but does it really matter once you've found the groove?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2007 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

Steve Winwood (2000)
Jimmy Cliff (90s)
Jackson Browne/Linda Ronstadt (early 70s)
Jon Stewart (70s)
Kingfish (70s)

All these choices are based primarily on the venue--they were all small clubs, Kingfish in a small bar...they bands were great, but the intimate setting is what made them memorable. Everyone walking around saying "Bob Weir spit on me!" and having a great time...

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 29, 2007 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

I saw Jackson Browne in Wakiki 1994? Very good show.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2007 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

I saw him way back, and Ronstadt was really good then...the band that backed them both was outstanding. I haven't appreciated Browne as much as he aged, but I think his first few albums were great...same for Ronstadt, too I suppose, except for her I only really liked the very first album.

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 29, 2007 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

i only included those i paid for.i saw johnny winter 3 times for free. eric burdon and the animals and of course just a few weeks ago james "superharp" cotton(park concert series).i saw sci 12-31-03 also for free.free meaning miracle and includes 11-11-04 ratdog.not to mention a dozen buffalo bills games.you know wat was a show i didnt mention that was killer, the four horsemen. ole haggis was drunk as hell but played well. they carried him onstage practically lol

This post was modified by nagdot on 2007-07-29 20:33:30

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 29, 2007 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

How long ago were the Bills games?

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 29, 2007 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

i saw the bills last a few yrs ago in indy.im hopin to see them @the browns this yr. last game i saw in buffalo was the 51-3 slapping in the face of the then l.a. raiders in the playoffs. 50 plus inches of snow woohoo. in fact 75% of all my 500 plus shows were in the buffalo area

This post was modified by nagdot on 2007-07-29 21:06:25

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 29, 2007 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

No shit, I was at that game too. Went to college in Buffalo, friends had endzone season tickets. I bought a 50 yardline seat for decent price and sat with DEAD bros

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 29, 2007 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

i was on the corner under the screen 4 rows up bills side lol.im a born n raised wnyer.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 29, 2007 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

I am sure you caught or heard of the cover bands The Infiedels? or Crumbs of insanity?

Broadway Joes?

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 29, 2007 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

i know of impaxx(1st exit on the 190) but no i am more into metal and blues. im more a fan of jerry than the grateful dead

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Poster: rosey842 Date: Jul 29, 2007 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

In no particular order:
James Taylor in pouring down rain at Hershey Park stadium.

Los Lobos in a little club in Lancaster, PA.

Lumping them all together as one, but the summer I was fortunate enough to see shows by Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Mac Wiseman & Marty Stuart perform at Sunset Park, PA.

1-2-3-4!!! The Ramones.

Waylon Jennings & Hank Williams, Jr. up close in Hershey.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 29, 2007 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

Curious, James Taylor in a downpour? He must have put on quite the show.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 29, 2007 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

James could do it in the fire or the rain when he wanted or maybe still wants to. I only saw great performances of his but others may have different accounts but I'm defiantly biased on this one.

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Poster: rosey842 Date: Jul 30, 2007 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 non jam band concerts

Without a doubt. He didn't let up the whole night, you didn't feel like he skipped any songs just to get through the show. He was right out in the rain, conversing with the crowd, etc. A true professional & of course a top-notch band.

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